In addition to the sacramental preparation which takes place in the schools, candidates for Confirmation are also expected to participate in the You Shall be My Witnesses programme. This programme seeks to encourage parents and the wider parish community to become more actively involved in the preparation for Confirmation.
The structure of You Shall be My Witnesses is based on the sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
- The Profession of Faith (What we believe)
- The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (the sacraments)
- Life in Christ (How we are to live)
- Christian Prayer
The programme consists of five sessions (Belonging, Believing, Being a Christian, Becoming a Witness, and Beginning Again).